Robert Mapplethorpe: Almodóvar's Gaze


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Taking as its point of departure the meeting of two artists at a tumultuous moment in the 1980s, Almodóvar's Gaze explores how the photographic and film making lens can fruitfully overlap. American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) and Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar (born 1949) first met in Madrid in 1984, when the photographer was there for the opening of his first exhibition in the city. Mapplethorpe was already an accomplished artist, 38 years old and sure of himself and his sensibility. Pedro Almodóvar was a well-known filmmaker in the Spanish underground, and the best-known international representative of the Madrid-based countercultural Movida movement that arose after General Franco's death in 1975.

This intimate arrangement of Mapplethorpe's seductive and powerful images was selected by Almodóvar from over 1,700 of Mapplethorpe's photographs. Text is by Siri Hustvedt.

- Hardcover
- 70 pages,  9.5 x 11.5 x 0.8 inches
- Illustrated in color
- 2012
SKU: 8219

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